We had such a blast at our Star Wars Party last night! Here's a couple pictures of all the fun games and activities we had. Not pictured are all the lightsaber battles that were going on throughout the night. Thanks to everyone who came to the party!
Thursday, December 15, 2016
This Winter, the librarians in the children's room decided to decorate the office door with images from "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. This is a classic Winter picture book and one of our favorites so we were very excited to decorate.
Monday, December 12, 2016
We get so many great books added to our 5th & 6th grade section every month, but here are a few that we have loved recently.
|Falling Over Sideways|
by Jordan Sonnenblick
Thirteen-year-old Claire has always felt like
her life was cursed--then one morning, when she
and her beloved father are talking at breakfast,
her father suddenly falls over with a stroke,
and everything changes.
|The Secret of Goldenrod|
by Jane O'Reilly
Fifth-grader Trina is excited about moving
into Goldenrod, an abandoned mansion, with
her dad. But soon Goldenrod brings its
secrets to her attention, including a forgotten doll, leaving Trina wondering what the
old house wants from her.
by Elly Swartz
With some help from her siblings and
friends, Molly is able to face her OCD
and be strong enough to get
help for it
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Each month we will highlight a different genre and share our recommended favorites! For our first month we are sharing some of our fantasy favorites!
|The Sisters Grimm|
The Fairytale Detectives
by Michael Buckley
Sisters Sabrina and Daphne are sent to live with their mysterious grandmother, Relda Grimm.
The sisters learn they are descendants of the Brothers Grimm, whose famous book of fairy tales is actually a collection of case files
by Brandon Mull
Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home--before his existence is forgotten.
|Pete and the Starcatchers|
by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island.
Book One: Book of the Dead